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21  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Ongoing Wishlist 19 - 3 angels Found on: March 08, 2007 03:37:15 AM
We had a couple of no-shows for this swap, so I'm looking for angels, and thought I'd try here, first

There are a total of 3 people in need of angels - for each person, I'm putting what they were claimed for, and then a link to their wish list.

if anyone wants to angel for one of these awesome ladies, please PM me.

thanks!

bhean for:: goth baby clothes and strange found objects
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149532.msg1511968#msg1511968
<--- Thank you, la_chrystelle!


TheSickRose for a crocheted newsboy cap
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149532.msg1535483#msg1535483
<--- being sent out 3/8


laurel for an eye mask
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149532.msg1522846#msg1522846
<--- Thank you, joolz!
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 Gallery on: January 31, 2007 07:25:52 PM
Original thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=149532.0

Post 'em when you get 'em!
23  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19 on: January 31, 2007 03:39:28 PM
PLEASE READ WHOLE POST BEFORE JOINING SWAP

Qualifications to Join
To join this round you must be cleared in all Ongoing Wish list Swaps through Round 16 (except for international delivery.  You also cannot join this swap if you are currently late in Round 17 or 18. 

**Do not join this swap if you are late in other swaps.  Please make those swaps your priority**

Before PMing me for approval, check your profile to make sure that you are "POSITIVE" for the swaps stated above.  Ask your organizers to update your feedback, since they have been over for quite some time.  DO NOT request approval if you are not clear for these!

Swap Info

Swap name: Ongoing Wish List Swap 19
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Dulcinea
Craftster members who will take over swap if organizer leaves: SevsOnlyGirl
Sign-up date range: 2/1 2/28
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after wish is granted
Limited to a certain number of people?: NO
Non-U.S. participants allowed? Yes
All ages allowed.  If you are under 18 be sure that:
A)   you have your parents permission (youll be using their address OR a P.O. Box)
B)   you have access to a computer where you can keep in contact (i.e. if you get grounded from a home computer, you can use the one at the library/friends/etc.)
C)   you are able to walk/get a ride to the post office ON TIME
D)   you have enough supplies or funds to purchase supplies needed to create awesome crafted items

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is crazy: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed at least one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Organizer meets the 5 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES
All swappers MUST be pre-approved for this swap!

YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE UNLESS YOU PM ME AND I ADD YOU TO THE LIST!

Anyone watching this thread who thinks they might be interested in participating at a later time is VERY welcome to PM me answering the swap questions now...then you can participate whenever you want.  Please have a wish list prepared BEFORE you start swapping, it makes things much easier!

If you want to participate, here is the information to send to organizer.  Please have the title of your PM be the name of the swap.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 19
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name and mailing address:
Have you read the Swap Guidelines and understand how this swap works?
Are you a Friend of Craftster?
Have you been a Swap Angel (with proof in profile)?
Are you willing to ship outside of your country?
If you are willing to ship outside your country, you MUST be willing to ship air postal or an equivalent which will take a maximum of 3 weeks. Are you willing?


IMPORTANT: Remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0

Please bookmark this thread
and/or post here. All updates will be made here and this will help you to keep up with everything.

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO THE ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

How This Swap Works:
Please READ CAREFULLY! This swap works differently than most!

Try to imagine a chain.  The first link is the first person whose wish list is on page 1 (Person A) - that will be the craftster member who was the very last wish list from ongoing wish swap 18. 

Now, we want to put another link in the chain.  People will read that list and see if there is something they want to/can make from the list. 

Someone (Person B) will claim Person A for some item on their wish list.  They post a reply to the thread that says I claim Person A for [item].  This is my X claim (however many times they have picked someone for example, "this is my fourth wish, with one sent, and three received, (meaning that this is the fourth claim they've made, one is in transit to it's destination, and three of the items have been received by the people they previously claimed).  Also add your location, and any preferences or aversions I live in Wisconsin USA, I am a vegetarian, and I am allergic to wool. 

IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REPLY WITH YOUR STATUS WHEN YOU CLAIM SOMEONE!  This means you need to post who you are claiming and for what, how many claims you have made, including how many in transit and how many received, and your location/preferences/aversions.

Then comes the fun part!  After the introduction, Person B is the last link in the chain, and they post their wish list!!!  YOU CAN HAVE AS MANY ITEMS ON YOUR WISH LIST AS YOU WANT, HOWEVER YOU MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF SIX.  THE MORE ITEMS YOU LIST, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF BEING CLAIMED QUICKLY.

(Please have your list ready, this swap moves very quickly!  Please include your country at the start of your wish list). Person B will also PM Person A to get her address so they can mail the item when it is finished.   

Along comes Person C, who claims Person B for something on their list and the chain is built, link by link.  (If Person C wanted to make Person B a purse AND a stuffie, that would still count as ONE WISH.)  Then they post their list, and so on.

When you want to make a claim, you can ONLY pick from the very last wish list in the chain.  You can't pick anyone else in the chain - you can only connect to the very end of the chain, which is that last wish list posted.

Friends of Craftster are allowed 3 wishes at one time, others are allowed 2 wishes.  If this is your first swap, you are only allowed one wish until your craft is received.  Do not choose over your given limit. 
Become a Friend of Craftster!  Go here: http://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php

If you are at your limit of wishes, you can choose again once one of your partners receives, NOT when you send.
***Do not claim someone unless you can fulfill that wish to a high caliber***

Let's keep the quality high here. I don't want to receive PMs with people concerned over the lack of quality of their items.  Please, just work your hardest to keep the bar high on the quality of items here!  Don't choose just for the sake of choosing; choose to make someone else a really AWESOME wish!

Now if the thread gets in a rut for a few days/hours, the person who made the last wish should add to their list if they can think of anything else, until someone decides to craft for them.
Unsure of where to find wish ideas?  Try the previous ongoing wish swap galleries or any other gallery on craftster.  Look through your fellow crafters wist lists.

Sending/Communicating/Feedback:
YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO GET YOUR ITEM OUT THE DOOR.


Please be communicative if you are having any issues. If you communicate you still need to send your item in a timely manner.  Communication does not mean you can send as late as you want.  After one week past the deadline you will have negative feedback.  This is only temporary as it will be changed back once you fulfill your obligation for late item(s).  Do not choose to craft an item if you do not think you can meet these deadlines.

THERE WILL BE FEEDBACK FOR THIS SWAP
I will be giving feedback in the following way:
-  great swapper: for those who follow all the rules
-  good/poor communication:  where applicable
-  sent late/early: where applicable
-  no dc number: failed to comply with the rule about using a delivery confirmation number for packages within your own country
- didn't post pictures: failed to post pictures of what they received without an adequate explanation to their partner

Previous Swap Rounds:
If you are confused in any way by how this works, please look at some previous rounds:

witchybelle4u2 for Round Thirteen:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=110870.0

irid3sc3nt for Round Fourteen and Fifteen
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=118340.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=126558.0

Miss Mermaid Strikes Back for Round Sixteen
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130532.0

Dulcinea for Round Seventeen
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136317.0

CraftyDeb for Round Eighteen
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142039.0

GALLERY LINK 
24  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Ongoing Wish Swap 17 - angels FOUND on: January 02, 2007 02:34:54 PM
Well, we had a couple of swappers who has had some unavoidable issues, and won't be able to fulfill their crafty promises.  If you think you'd like to be an angel, please PM me, and thanks!

pinkmafia was promised an ATC kit and some roving << thanks, TwiztidBlood!!


bhean was promised some shrinkydinks << thanks, Gerbilocity!

Ok, another swapper has flaked.

Here is the claim - if you think you'd like to angel, please PM me.

ss9901 was claimed for yarn, fabric, beads, sewing notions, ribbons, annd basically a whole bag of crafty goodness << thanks, juliel85!
25  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / OWS16 - 1 Angel FOUND on: December 26, 2006 03:53:29 AM
I am the co-organizer for OWS16, and ended up organizing it.  I have a flaker, and Mlsocci74 has been patiently waiting for a month. 

Here's the original claim, plus the rest of the wishlist.  If someone wanted to earn some crafty karma, it would be a wonderful thing!  Thanks so much!

Original claim:
things for a daughter who is 11 and loves to get all things girly

rest of list:
* I SERIOUSLY want a voodoo/dammit doll (for fun of course) made with philadelphia eagles material or something to identify it as the philadelphia eagles.  I WOULD LOVE THIS!!!.    (Even a personal trade would be awesome)

* A coptic bound journal or a kit to make my own.

* Some catnip filled toys for my kitty.

* . THANKS kairichan

* I have a son who is 5 and a HUGE Eagles Football fan and love all things car related.

*  A DIY needlefelting kit

* Knit socks

* A crochet granny square scarf using pink and brown colors

* wool roving (got some awesome roving from enchanted_wool last round for needlefelting now I would love some for wet felting)

* Ring Blanks

* Bracelet blanks

* any fun hobo bag

*anything from or inspired by my wists  http://www.wists.com/Mlsocci74

* I love football and am I HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan.  Anything cowboys related would be fun!  Or hubby is an Eagles fan and since I HATE the eagles, anything putting them down would also be fun.
26  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Ongoing Wish Swap Angels Needed - 1 angel FOUND on: December 16, 2006 06:17:21 AM
Ok, there are 2 Ongoing Wish Swaps - 16 and 17.  For the moment, I need 1 angel for OWS 17, as we seem to have lost a participant mid-stream.

the original claim is

XXXXXX >>> ScotSkipper402 for: vintage metal or jeweled buttons, big beads, and Lavender buds or scent

If anyone wanted to earn that krafty karma and help us out, that would be a wonderful thing!  Please PM me if you'd like to help!

(may be adding more calls for angels if I don't hear from a couple of people on OWS 16 as well)

Thanks to anyone who PMs me about this!

27  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Howl Doggie Sweater on: December 14, 2006 07:17:02 PM
Ok, so my friend really really wants a doggie sweater with a skull and bones on it... and the dog's little, like only 15 pounds...... and SNB had that cute little cowl and howl sweater set....

so here's the howl



and here's the skull dead on...

28  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tutorial: Fat Quarter Knitting Needle Roll on: December 13, 2006 07:06:13 PM
It looks like this is the best place to post this -

I wasn't really sure where to post this - so this is as good as any?

 Hope this helps anyone who wants to make a knitting needle roll

tutorial for needle roll:
 
need:
4 fat quarters - 1 outside, 1 inside, 1 largest and smallest pocket, 1 middle pocket
1/2 yard fusible interfacing - should be 18 X 22 wide, and match the fat quarter in size
1 package double fold bias tape - should be very narrow strips - alternatively, can get regular bias tape and iron in half the long way
some sort of ribbon for tying the roll closed
1 snap (a small one to fit on the ironed in half bias tape)
 
iron all 4 fat quarters, and decide which piece will be which.
 
select the piece that is for the outside of the roll, and fuse the interfacing to the wrong side (as in, iron it till they're pretty well 1 piece of fabric).  don't worry about trimming any small margins at this point, we'll trim it all down later.
 
decide which piece is going to be the tallest and shortest pocket - there will be 3 levels of pockets in all.
 
fold this piece approximately 40% along the long edge, and tilt the edge so that you have an angle


 
iron this to get a crisp edge, and carefully cut along this folded line.  you will now have 2 pieces that are angled along the top edge, 1 piece will be 2-3 inches taller than the other - and don't stress about it, as long as 1 is taller than the other by a couple inches, you're fine.  this is NOT an exact science!

Now, decide which piece is going to be your middle pocket lay that RIGHT SIDE DOWN.  ON TOP OF THAT, lay the taller of your 2 matching pieces, RIGHT SIDE UP (the idea here is to reverse the angle of the slope).  Cut along that sloped line.

Lay all 3 pieces right side up the tallest will slope from the upper right to the lower left.  On top of that, put your middle pocket piece, it will slope from upper left to lower right.   On top of that, put your shortest piece, which will also slope from the upper right to the lower left.  (NOTE*** the slopes may be reversed, depending on which way you cut them) Now, slide the top 2 layers of fabric down (towards the bottom, dont let the bottom one slide though)  the idea is to have the ends of the fabric meet, so that its a zig zag look at the finished roll here, and see the 3 pieces:



You can see the zig zags, those are the black lines.

Ok, now you have all 3 pieces for the pockets, right?  Know how that middle one (and maybe the top one) are sticking out longer than the tallest pocket?  Trim that bottom, so you have 3 pieces that line up at the bottom edge.

Ok.. now were going to finish those sloped edges.

Got that bias tape?  If it isnt narrow (like the double fold), make sure youve ironed it the long way, so that you have a ^ shape that you can fold over the sloped edge of each of your 3 pieces.  You want to wrap that raw edge of fabric, and zigzag stitch it to the fabric.  USE ZIGZAG this will keep the fabric from fraying and the binding pulling off (I learned this the hard way).  I just go slowly, and zigzag along, and cut the tape when you get to the end of each piece.

STOP!!  You want to cut a piece thats about 6 inches long this is going to be your loop to hold stitch markers look at the picture aboce, I used ruler ribbon.  When you are attaching the binding to the shortest pocket, make sure you stick one end of that 6 piece under there, so that it gets sewn in.  (of course, if you forget, you can attach it from the back, later I just hate hand stitching).

Ok so now, you have 3 sloped pieces, each one has the sloped edge finished off with the bias tape and you have an inner piece (the black flowered piece, above), and an outside piece (that you cant see in the pictures)

Now, its time to start making the channels for the knitting needles.  Take your inside lining piece, and lay it right side up.  Lay each of your 3 sloped pieces, one at a time, lining up the bottom edges.  It should look pretty much like the picture, above.  Pin it so that the pieces dont slip.

Find a seam allowance marking on your machine that will give you channels between 1 and 1.5 inches.  Using that as your guide, start stitching the channels, from the bottom edge to the top of the longest layer for the pockets do a backstitch and forward to anchor each stitch line (up at the binding edge) so they dont come undone.

Make a bunch of channels.  I leave a larger pocket on the other end, for bigger stuff its entirely up to you how big or small to make that one.

When you get done, you have a 4-thickness with all the channels, right?

Good go have a drink, the hard part is done!

Now.. Lay the outside fabric right side up.  Lay your pocket piece right side down.  Line up your bottom edge if you have any trimming to do, now would be a good time.  BEFORE YOU PIN IT ALL TOGETHER. Take whatever ribbon you want to tie this thing closed, fold it in half, and slip it in between, so that a little is sticking out.  PIN IT!.  Now finish pinning the rest together remember, right sides together!

Stitch all the way around, leaving yourself a couple of inches open so that you can turn it right side out.

Turn it right side out (you knew that was coming).

Iron the whole thing, so that you have clean edges and make sure you poke at the corners to get them nice and clean.

Now, top stitch around the whole thing one more time, making sure you tuck in the couple of inch opening you had left.

(forgot the part about the snap)

Now, take that 6" piece of binding that you sewed into the shortest row.  You want to put 1/2 of the snap at the end of that (don't forget to fold it over so you don't have a raw edge), and the other 1/2 of the snap on the binding for that short row.  And please, make sure they're facing the right way - I put one on backwards, it was a bit problematic getting it off again!

Now that your snap halves are attached, you can slide your stitch markers onto it and snap it.

Voila!

PM me if you have any questions, or anything isnt clear.
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing Wish Swap 17 Gallery on: December 01, 2006 08:17:13 PM
Here's the place, folks!

Original thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136317.0
30  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Ongoing Wish Swap 16 - 2 angels FOUND! on: November 30, 2006 07:33:52 PM
Here's the original thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130532.0

Out of 48 crafters, I seem to only have had 1 flake - but she had 2 claims.  She finally PMd me today, and essentially said 'get angels' - apparently things in her life have gone haywire.  Any help for these 2 recipients would be greatly appreciated.  I'm not the organizer, but the co-organizer (and Miss Mermaid is my daughter, and got overwhelmed with this swap, so I stepped in)

Here's the first claim, followed by the recipient's wish list:
>>> simplyfuss free for granny square gloves and a crocheted hat << Thanks, Spazcadet55!

Here's the second one:
>>> shewilldieyoung for headbands and quilt squares  Thanks, Laurel!!
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